OPEN CALL for projects

Would you like to be captivated by the curiosities that are yet to unfold in the French hills? Looking to be part of an inclusive, creative community? Come trade your skills and knowledge in exchange for partnering up with us to become part of our community.

The Catfarm in France is an off-grid community of travelers and creatives that come here to pioneer a different way of life, centered around Community, Sustainability, and Creativity.

We are searching for a new partner to join us in our vision to build a sustainable off-grid community in a former vineyard in the beautiful South of France, where the summer lasts eight months and the beach is just a few kilometers away. We are offering the opportunity to live here for free and make this your new home. You’ll be able to use a workshop full of tools (everything from a tractor to welding equipment and more), plenty of space for self-expression and creativity and a global community of volunteers that continuously sign up for helping out.

This way of life means you have the freedom to work as a digital nomad or find work in the surrounding area. A bed can be provided for you in the Hanger, but you can also bring a caravan or camper van, or build your own own tiny house.

Would you like to get involved for a longer time(3+ months) and be part of our concept?

Are you:

  • Able to plan ahead
  • Communicative
  • Opportunistic
  • Driven
  • Self-organised

Then read further to see our opportunities for you.

 

Open Call for Wine Maker

What we would like to do is making our own wine. Are you the person who can cultivate our vineyards and produce a tasty Purr-lot or Cat-bernet?

Are you:

  • Skilled in cultivating vineyards and wine-making
  • Able to use your creative vision
  • Able to plan ahead
  • Communicative
  • Driven
  • Self-organised

Then you might be the right person to collaborate with the Catfarm as a wine maker.

 

Project Requirements

This is a longer-term project.

You will need to speak native-level French as there are administrative tasks to be done (such as getting planning permission from City Hall) which will require high-level language skills. Although we sometimes have French volunteers staying at the farm, our Cats come and go freely in typical feline style, and we can’t guarantee a native speaker being available during your stay.

 

Open Call for Dome City Architect!

Would you like to get involved for a longer time (4+months) and be part of our concept?

Are you:

  • Skilled in architectural design
  • Able to use your creative vision
  • Able to plan ahead
  • Communicative
  • Driven
  • Self-organised.
The Domes

We have big plans for one of our fields. A short way from the farm, this fallow plot of land is full of promise, just waiting for the right person to come and bring it to life. We envision a field filled with domes where our permaculture plants can thrive and we can educate local people and travellers on the benefits and possibilities of self-sufficiency. The domes will also be used in the future as part of our Youth Exchange programme, as well as a potential events space.

Although we have a clear overall vision for the project, the details and design of the project will be for you to decide – we want you to have creative direction to mix your vision with ours!

 

Project Requirements

This is a longer-term project requiring at least a 4-month commitment from you (probably longer considering the work to be done).

You will need to speak native-level French as there are administrative tasks to be done (such as getting planning permission from City Hall) which will require high-level language skills. Although we sometimes have French volunteers staying at the farm, our Cats come and go freely in typical feline style, and we can’t guarantee a native speaker being available during your stay.

In return we will do all we can to help you bring your architectural vision to life: you will have full access to the farm’s equipment and facilities as well as our volunteers to help you, and we will do our best to provide anything else which you need (although please do bear in mind that we are just a small off-grid community, so if you ask for the moon you’ll have to wait while we open a space programme!)

We are currently also looking for:

  • Cat Commander (Community leader, 3+ months)  !Urgently needed!
    • The manager of the daily life on the Catfarm
  • Trainer for Youth Exchange trainings
    •  We organise trainings in partnership with Erasmus.
  • Perma-culture kickstarter
    • We have a huge terrain near the Catfarm that needs to find its purpose!
  • Software programmers / developers (online)
  • Documentary makers
    • Live with us and document our process.
  • Artists in residence (DJs, musicians, mural artists, festival makers, concept designers, performance artists etc.)

 

All applications are personally reviewed. Within 4 days, you will get a reply.

Go to the OPEN CALL for Partners form.

 

Got another purrr-fect idea? You could consider becoming part of the Catfarm family and PITCH a project to us!

 

Travellers or creatives that want to VOLUNTEER please click HERE!

The Catfarm grounds:

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